- a small can or drinking cup.
- a small wooden bucket.
Origin of cannikin
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Related Words for cannikinbucket, jar, bottle, package, canister, mug, drink, bowl, vessel, receptacle, cannikin, aluminum, tin, gunboat, beaker, potion, chalice, grail, teacup, goblet
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Historical Examples of cannikin
He did not cease smoking for a moment, unless it was to drink from a cannikin of brandy placed before him.
canakin or canikin
- a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel
Word Origin for cannikin
C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can ², -kin
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